Share this entry

Share this page

old sweat

Line breaks: old sweat

Definition of old sweat in English:

noun

informal
A veteran soldier.
Example sentences
  • For the handful of old sweats who decided to accept defeat in the SPL rat race and have their last rites issued by Ayr, this season must seem like a dream in which they have died and gone to heaven.
  • They were mostly old sweats and they'd had enough.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing